"They can plow a field, punch them doggies, and think tractors are sexy... and now they can find love on-line!"
On the "cowboy" dating site DateAFamer.com aka. FarmersOnly.com with the tagline "city folks don't get it," women are there actively seeking "Cowoys." The difference between when they started in the mid-nineties and explosive growth happening right now is a TV spot on CNN, with almost a million more viral views. Now FarmersOnly.com into the largest "farmer" dating site on the web.
Says the site, "Imagine this scenario: You walk into the house after an exhausting day, and the love of your life is waiting for you, gives you the biggest hug and both of you have a nice meal looking at each other with looks full of love! Isn’t it something that you would like to experience? If your answer is yes, then come online, create your profile, and meet someone who will make that happen for you."
"Give yourself an opportunity to be happy and loved. Don’t be afraid to step into something that will bring you nothing less than joy and delight. **Date a farmer** that you like and experience life while observing it through heart-shaped glasses."
From USA TODAY:
City slickers looking for a roll in the hay. That's who Tami Linne found on Internet dating sites.
Linne is a 42-year-old combine and tractor driver in Burr Oak, Iowa. A three-piece suit won't do. She needs a man who can get mud on his boots.
"They all lived in the city," Linne says. "Why would they be interested in a farm girl?"
Then www.farmersonly.com came along.
The men on this site know the difference between tractors and combines.
"The site is a blessing," Linne says. "I'm talking to some real gentlemen now."
Although big websites boast thousands of members, single farmers — already dating-challenged by virtue of their isolation and long work hours — find slim pickings.
Until farmersonly.com founder Jerry Miller tapped into a real need.
While city folk might think their dating scene is a minefield of complications, single farmers can beat their worst tale of woe. Try traveling 200 miles round-trip for a dance. Or breaking a date on account of a sick steer.
"Working 5 to 9, Monday through Sunday, and being out in the middle of nowhere — that combo is really something," says Miller, a married publicist for the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association in Beachwood, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.
In this era of online matchmaking, singles can limit their search and focus only on people with the specific attributes they want in a mate. Just punch in any assortment of qualifiers — age, religion, sexual orientation, height and even eating habits — and a list of potential dates appears.
Geographically challenged in the country's most isolated state?
Only want to date people sporting six-pack abs?
Looking for a Buddhist meditation partner?
Web-based niche dating saw early success with religious sites, such as eHarmony.com and Jdate.com, and singles continue to reward these matchmakers. U.S. consumers spent $245.2 million on online personals and dating services in the first half of 2005, up 7.6% from a year earlier, according to the Online Publishers Association.
Although you don't have to be a farmer to join the site, you do have to "understand the traditional farm values," Miller says.
It’s a wonderful view, isn’t it? Check out the spot: